Bristol has long harboured a vibrant but understated electronic music scene. Just look to the likes of J2 Friday star Shanti Celeste. And that’s before we’ve even touched on pioneers such as Massive Attack and Portishead. It’s just one of the reasons we chose to take J2 on the road there in 2018. Another man who has been quietly representing his city, is Timedance boss Batu. Known for releasing compelling dance music on revered labels such as Hessle Audio, XL and R&S, Batu has somehow managed to fly beneath the radar… until now. Far deserving of a bigger stage, after rocking the eastern European festivals this past summer, Junction 2 offers him a platform to showcase his talents outside of Bristol.